I decide to change the original plan and re-route the trip. I travel up the coast of Lake Superior to Quilt Corner in Beaver Bay. Driving along the coast in the morning is so pretty. The shop is in a little mall and is quite small. I did find a cat print fabric that I do not have. Also some cute buttons. Lots of flannel.
Decide to make a little stop at the Split Rock Lighthouse. I climb to the top of the lighthouse, no small feat, as I have a thing about heights. The view is great. There are several quilts on the beds in the bedrooms of the keeper's house. If you get up this way, stop at the lighthouse, it is a great piece of history.
Quilter's Cabin is next on the list. The following pictures are of the cabin and of the view out the front. This shop has many nice samples and a wide range of fabrics. I think that the location on the shoreline would be a great inspiration. Purchased a basket here as well. Picture 2 is the view from the front of the shop
A long trip to Grand Rapids to ABC's of Quilting is next. This shop is in a converted school building. The shop was quite busy while I was there. The patterns are well displayed here. The shop has very good lighting. Staff is very helpful. There are interesting samples, thing that I have not seen elsewhere.
Heart to Hands Quilt Shop in Deer River was next. This shop had some Australian fabric, something that I have not seen since some of the shops in the Cities. Good selection of fabrics. This shop is on two levels, but has adaptation that allows for handicap access. Fabric and samples are well displayed.
The Quilting Patch in Nashwauk is a new shop, open only 4 months. It is in a small house and although the selection of fabrics is small, the owner has gone for quality. She even has ideas for using the fabrics available for people to take. Not a lot of samples, but the shop is still young. A cute little shop.
Quilt Shop of Chisholm is next. Easy to find, on a main street, the shop is nice sized and has a good selection of fabrics. The also had the new issue of Quilters Home magazine. If you have not had a chance to look at this publication, give it a glance. It is not like any other quilting magazine. Lots of nice samples, and another quilt in progress on the floor.
The next shop is a little more difficult to find, out in the country. Terri's Treasures is south of Iron. Owner if very friendly. Now that I am further north, everyone seems so surprised to see someone from Iowa on the hop. Nice samples. Shop is small, so a limit on selection.